Tuesday 24 October 2017

Retro Rubber 74 - DT card

This week's sketch challenge at Retro Rubber got me thinking of Christmas. I wonder where it will lead you?

I did indulge in some sketch flipping but those flags just keep looking like trees to me!

The stars of this card are those lovely gold-embossed trees from Totally Trees, released in  Stampin' Up's 2016 Holiday catalogue. The sentiment is from SU's Endless Wishes, from 2015.

We'd love to see how you interpret this sketch. If you'd like to join us, there are only a couple of rules. The most important is that you must use at least one stamp older than a year - after all, we're a challenge site devoted to letting you love your old stamps! So, tell us roughly how old they are and don't join up to more than ten challenges in total. 

I'm also going to join up this card to a new challenge site I've just discovered that looks really exciting. It's called Inspire. Create. Challenge and this Festive theme is only their third outing.

Update: Delighted to win this challenge at Inspire.Create.

There's still plenty of time to join both Retro Rubber and Inspire.Create. and certainly at Retro Rubber we'd love to see you give your old stamps some love.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below.

Card: Basic Black, Gold foil, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Totally Trees, Endless Wishes
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Metallic shapes, gold mini-sequin trim, dimensionals
All products Stampin' Up.


  1. Oh Jan! I LOVE your card... great use of that sketch too. Thanks so much for joining in with Inspire.Create.Challenges... hope to see you again soon x

  2. Stunning! I love the black and gold, but especially the way you utilized the sketch! It's so clever!

  3. Gorgeous card Jan. Love the shine! Thanks for playing along with the Inspire.Create.Challenge!

  4. What an elegant holiday card, Jan! I absolutely love it!! This sketch challenge was a huge challenge for me but you took it to a whole new level with the color combination and the beautiful trees. Fantastic job, my friend!!

  5. Oh, I love this black and gold make! So pretty :-)
    Thanks for joining in at Inspire. Create. Challenges
    Sarah-Jane xx

  6. Ohh!! Black and Gold are one stunning and elegant combination to make Holiday cards, this one is gorgeous Jan!! This little Christmas Trees are perfectly gold embossed, simply amazing.